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Nina Foroutan


Nina Foroutan

Director of Product at Forbes

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Nina Foroutan is a standout Product Manager with over nine years of experience in product strategy, data analytics, video content management, and project management across media and eCommerce. She is currently a Director of Product Development at Forbes where she leads a team of Product Owners for frontend initiatives. Nina has been developing innovative products with a talented team tailored to customer specifications and KPIs. During her projects, she led procurement process improvements by reducing redundancy and removing bottlenecks that resulted in a 40% increase in productivity. During her experience as a Product Manager at Verizon Hearst Media Partners, she was the owner of A/B testing, market trend analysis, and KPIs to support new product ideas and help better serve users and business goals.

Prior to that, Nina worked at Hearst as Lead Technical Project Manager on the Digital Studios team where she helped launch two new video-first brands for the head of Hearst’s Entertainment and Syndication group. Nina successfully managed cross-functional and multi-cultural teams of 30+ people across the U.S., and globally such as Ukraine, Colombia, and India, both on-site and remote to drive project results with minimal conflicts and within deadlines. She is a complete Product Manager, fully capable of strategizing new ways to bring the business forward by pitching the company's voice, services, and solutions.  

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